Book Release on Sunday

“Exactly as I Remember it” is formally released tomorrow.  This whole process has been a lot of fun.  I was able to write the kind of book I wanted to write.  In a world that tears people apart, the opportunity to offer some stories, slices of life and modern proverbs to help put people backContinue reading “Book Release on Sunday”

And This is Good?

I remember the call I received in the spring of 1997 from Mississippi River District Superintendent Jim Rhea on behalf of Illinois Great Rivers Conference Bishop Sharon A. Brown Christopher.  I was informed that I would be moved from the Sumner/Beulah Charge in Lawrence County to the recently relocated Christ United Methodist Church in FairviewContinue reading “And This is Good?”

Book Signing

Shane will be signing pre-released copies of “Exactly as I Remember it” on Saturday, December 1 from 3:00-5:00 at the Christ Church Bookstore at 339 Frank Scott Parkway East in Fairview Heights, Illinois.  The book will be formally released on Sunday, December 2 through the Remember Books Website.  The bookstore will feature a children’s timeContinue reading “Book Signing”

A Wise Man Called “Lefty” (and other dismembered things)

        When I was a kid, nativity sets were an essential part of the USAmerican Christmas-scape.  These sets were mixed and matched and passed down from generation to generation; often far more because of their sentimental value than their quality. Such transfers were not without tragedies.  I remember various and sundry accidentsContinue reading “A Wise Man Called “Lefty” (and other dismembered things)”

What Kind of Book is “Exactly”?

“Exactly as I Remember It” is a collection of short stories, slices of life and modern proverbs.  Stories happen in the places Rev. Shane Bishop has lived ranging from Pinckneyville to San Antonio to Georgia to DuQuoin to Louisville to Herrin to Fairview Heights.  The book is about 150 pages long and is in bigContinue reading “What Kind of Book is “Exactly”?”

Outlasting Push-Back

I have been the Senior Pastor at Christ Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois since July 1, 1997. In this time we have grown from just over 200 per weekend to well over 1,700. We are constantly engaged in the economy of change and have found that change brings with it both growth and discontinuity. TheContinue reading “Outlasting Push-Back”

“Exactly As I R…

“Exactly As I Remember It” will be a great smile enhancer, source of quotes, chuckle inducer, “non-preachy” gift, a wonderful evening read, filler for church newsletters, a great resource for sermon illustrations and (drum roll please) can also be adapted for use as a snow blower… -Shane L. Bishop Possible Uses for New Book

Exactly as I Remember It Orders

We are taking orders for copies of “Exactly As I Remember It” numbering 50 or more this week.  Thanks for the orders we received today.  We will have them delivered by the release date of December 3.  Information on orders of less than 50 will be available very soon!   For more information contact: remember.books@gmail.comContinue reading “Exactly as I Remember It Orders”

Exactly As I Remember It

Spending the day in the Sumner, Illinois area. Many of the vignettes from the new book took place here. Saw Harold’s mobile home, the Sumner Methodist Church and the baseball field. Sixteen year old memories still taste great! Hope you soon enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it! -Shane

Exactly As I Remember It V

When thinking through subject matter for my soon to be released book “Just As I Remember It…”, I thought about the books I most like these days. I went more for warm, funny, wise and delightful than relevant, hard hitting, brilliant or controversial. Seems to me this world stands more in need of joy thanContinue reading “Exactly As I Remember It V”